After suffering a cardiac arrest former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has died aged 63.
Legendary Australian leggie Shane Warne led the tributes to Qadir, who obtained 236 wickets for Pakistan at 67 Tests at an average of 32.81 in a career that spanned 1977 to 1990.
That haul included figures of 9-56 at Lahore in 1987 against England – .
“It is very unhappy,” Warne told Sky Sports The Ashes,”therefore condolences to Abdul Qadir’s family.
“I had the chance to meet him in 1994 in my first tour to Pakistan. I think a good deal of individuals who bowled leg-spin, just such as I did, he was. He was the in this age.
“He had been a terrific bowler who bamboozled a great deal of batsmen. His record is a terrific one.”
Sky Sports commentator and former England captain David Gower added:”He was a brilliant, brilliant leggie.
“I liked playing against him – partly the battle of playing folks of his skill. You would be bamboozled by abdul sometimes and he’d always ask you’have you picked the googly?’
“He always said he had a couple of those at the least and if you missed and played one you’d say’yes, sorry, I just didn’t play with it quite well’.
“I would run a few times also, just to try and place it back too. He had been just a lovely man with a huge quantity of ability so our condolences to close to him.”
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